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Community News for Sheffield & Ashley Falls, MA SECOND GENERATION Special Election Supplement APRIL 20 1 2
SHEFFIELD'S 2012 ELECTION & TOWN MEETING
Sheffield's annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 7, gives residents
a chance to participate directly in democracy Only registered voters
can vote at the meeting, but all are welcome to experience this time-
honored New England tradition. The meeting will take place at the
auditorium at Mt. Everett Regional High School at 7pm.
In the Town Election to be held on May 14, there is one
contested race on the ballot. Betty LeGeyt, the incumbent, and
Frances E. Roth are vying for one open seat as Library Trustee.
Every year, one of the three positions on Sheffield's Board of
Selectmen is up for election. This year, it's the seat now held by
Rene Wood, who is running unopposed.
Other positions to be voted on are Town Moderator, where
Bruce Person is again running unopposed. Two positions on the
Planning Board are on the ballot, and two candidates are run-
ning: Peter ChernefF, who has been on the board for one term,
and Maria Nation, who was recently appointed to fill out the
term of Christopher Tomich, who resigned.
Profiles and pictures of the candidates, written and compiled
by the Sheffield Times as a public service, are on pages 6 and 7.
Much of this year's warrant covers familiar ground. Every
year, funds must be appropriated to meet Town needs for the
coming fiscal year (Articles 1 and 2). The request for Fiscal
Year 2013, which begins July 1, would increase the overall
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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT
To the Constables of the Town of Sheffield in said County of Berkshire,
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town
of Sheffield, qualified to vote in Town affairs, to meet in the auditorium of the Mount Everett Regional High School on Berkshire
School Road in Sheffield on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. for the following purposes:
ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, such sums of money
as listed below, and as may be amended, necessary to defray the expenses of the Town for Fiscal Year 2013, or take any other
action relative thereto.
Care of Soldiers' Graves
$ 1 ,400
Board of Assessors
Ashley Falls Historic Dist. Comm.
Interest on Loans
Elections & Registration
Berkshire County Retirement
$ 1 77,082
Board of Health
Unemployment Comp. Fund
Economic Development Comm.
Visiting Nurse Association
Group Health (32B) Insurance
Zoning Board of Appeals
Council on Aging
Town Buildings & Grounds
Town Report & Communications
Insurance & Bonding
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operating budget by 1.7 percent.
Most amounts requested for town
departments and expenses are equal or
within a few hundred or thousand of
what they were in FY 2012. The amount
budgeted for Inspectional Services is up
by some $15,000 to pay for updates to
recently purchased permitting software.
The amount for Legal Services has
increased by $13,500 because the new
town counsel charges hourly instead of by
The Town's Finance Committee
(David Steindler, Chair; Colin Smith,
Vice Chair; John James; Judith Schnurr;
Dave Macy) has reviewed the warrant
and recommends approval of almost all
the articles. It deferred to the Planning
Board on Articles 27 and 29, which relate
to zoning, and made no recommendation
on Article 30. If all the articles pass, the
committee estimates that the tax rate will
be $13.13 per thousand of assessed valua-
tion, compared with $12.84 for FY 2012.
Of that amount, $9.22 would go to the
school, $3.82 to town costs and 9 cents to
state and other costs.
Sheffield pays about 50 percent of
the Southern Berkshire Regional School
Districts operating and capital budgets,
per the agreement among the five towns in
the district — Alford, Egremont, Monterey,
New Marlborough and Sheffield. Article
3 would let the district collect the towns'
shares in February instead of March, avoid-
ing the need for short-term borrowing.
The school's operating budget for
FY13 is up 1.3 percent from the previ-
ous year, increasing Sheffield's share —
$5,888,727— by some $76,000. Sheffield's
share of the school's capital budget is
$223,632, up from the minimal amount
requested in last year's budget, when the
district had hoped to use bond money for
capital improvements (Article 5). Money
is also being asked to pay for vocational
education tuition ($60,000; Article 6).
Town improvements and equipment
The town is asking for $12,000 to buy
a York rake and mower for the Highway
Dept. (Article 15) and another $10,000
to rent equipment for that department
(Article 19). The Town is also looking to
establish "stabilization funds" — in essence,
savings accounts — to purchase expensive
equipment like a highway department
truck and a fire truck in the future
(Articles 24 and 25).
Several articles appropriate money for
repairs and upkeep: $50,000 to paint the
exterior of Town Hall (Article 17); $29,000
to replace guardrails (Article 21); $21,700
for replacing carpets and a door at the
Library (Article 22); and $50,000 for gen-
eral repairs to town buildings (Article 23).
The warrant includes $8,000 for
technology items (computers, software
and such; Article 20) and $73,000 for the
Town's Reserve Fund, which is held for
extraordinary or unforeseen expenditures
Article 26 sets up revolving funds for
the plumbing, gas, electrical and fire safety
inspectors and the Board of Health —
agencies that, because they collect fees, can
Article 27 refers to the long-awaited
revision of the Town's sign by-law, on
which the Planning Board's By-law Review
Committee has been working for months.
The full text, three times the length of the
current by-law, is available from Town Hall.
With extensive definitions and specifics,
the new by-law clarifies what's allowed
where and includes a new definition of how
distance from the ground is measured.
Article 28 would allow residents to
purchase electricity from a supplier that
would lock in the price for a set number
of years (National Grid would still be the
distributor and repair service).
Articles by petition
In addition to articles prepared by
the town government, articles can also
be added by petition. This year, diere are
two. Article 29 concerns nonconforming
structures, and Article 30 puts Sheffield
on record as supporting a constitutional
amendment banning corporations from
spending money on politics.
TOWN WARRANT, continued from page 1
ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to fix the com- ARTICLE 9: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the
pensation of the following elected officers of the Town for appointment of members of the Board of Selectmen to any
Fiscal Year 2013, as required by Chapter 41, Section 108 of the office or position under their supervision at no additional corn-
General Laws; Moderator, $214 Selectmen, Chairman $2,3H; pensation in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 268A,
Selectmen, two members at $1,999 each, or take any other Section 21 A of the General Laws, or take any other action
action relative thereto. relative thereto.
ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to amend the first ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the
Restatement of the Regional Agreement of the Southern Berk- Board of Health to employ any of its members as Title 5 and
shire Regional School District as follows: To amend Article Perc Test Witnesses for Septic System Inspections, Sanitation
IV, subparagraph "h" of the first Restatement of the Regional Inspections, and Public Health Nurse Services for Fiscal Year
Agreement to read in its entirety as follows: 2013 at rates and salaries to be determined by the Board of
Selectmen, or take any other action relative thereto,
h. Each Member Town shall make payment for its respec-
tive share of the District's estimated annual operating ARTICLE 11: To see if the Town will vote to authorize
and transportation costs upon certification by the district theTreasurer/Collector to sell, with the approval of the Board
treasurer as specified in section 8(b) below, such payment of Selectmen, any parcel or parcels of real estate which have
to be made by the respective town treasurer in four equal been or may be acquired through the foreclosure of tax title, or
installments on the fifteenth day of August, November, take any other action relative thereto.
February and May, by check payable to the District.
ARTICLE 12: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
In all other respects the first Restatement of the Regional appropriate or transfer from available funds $26,053 to pay
Agreement of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District principal and interest on the bonded indebtedness authorized
shall remain in full force and effect. by Town Meeting vote of January 30, 1995, or take any other
action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to approve the
Southern Berkshire Regional School District Operating and ARTICLE 13: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
Transportation Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and vote to raise appropriate, or transfer from available funds, $73,000 to
and appropriate $5,888,727 to pay the Town's assessed share of provide for extraordinary or unforeseen expenditures under
that budget, or take any other action relative thereto. the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 6 of the General Laws,
known as the Reserve Fund, or take any other action relative
ARTICLE 5: To see if the Town will vote to approve the thereto.
Southern Berkshire Regional School District Capital Budget
for Fiscal Year 2013 and vote to raise and appropriate $223,632 ARTICLE 14: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
to pay the Town's assessed share of that budget, or take any appropriate or transfer from available funds $750 to the Emer-
other action relative thereto. g en cy Response Fund, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and ARTICLE 15: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $60,000 to pay for appropriate or transfer from available funds $12,000 to pur-
vocational education tuition in Fiscal Year 2013, or take any chase a York rake and a mower for the Highway Department,
other action relative thereto. or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to raise and ARTICLE 16: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate and/or transfer from available funds, a sum of appropriate or transfer from available funds $25,000 to corn-
money for the disposal and management of solid waste, or take pensate firefighters for training, or take any other action relative
any other action relative thereto. thereto.
ARTICLE 8: To see if the Town will vote to accept funds ARTICLE 17: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
being provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under appropriate or transfer from available funds $50,000 for Town
the provisions of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, to pay for Hall exterior painting, or take any other action relative thereto.
such costs as allowed by appropriate legislation in connection
with the maintenance, repair, and construction of Town ways ARTICLE 18: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
and bridges, or take any other action relative thereto. Continued on page 4
TOWN WARRANT, continued from page 3
appropriate or transfer from available funds $10,000 for Tax
Recertification, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 19: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $10,000 to rent
equipment for the Highway Department, or take any other
action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 20: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $8,000 to purchase
up to date information technology hardware, software, and
services, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $29,000 for guard-
rail replacements, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 22: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $21,700 to replace
carpets and a door at the Library, or take any other action rela-
ARTICLE 23: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate or transfer from available funds $50,000 for Town
building repairs, improvements, and furnishing to include but
not be limited to the Town Hall, Library, and Police Station, or
take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 24: To see if the Town will vote to establish a
Highway Truck Stabilization Fund and to transfer $50,000
from available funds into such Stabilization Fund, or take any
other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 25: To see if the Town will vote to transfer from
available funds $100,000 into the Fire Truck Stabilization
Fund, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 26: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the
use of the following revolving funds for departmental opera-
tions which shall not exceed the noted sums for each fund,
which shall be under the control of the Town Treasurer, which
shall be accounted for separately, and to which shall be credited
only the receipts received in connection with the departmental
operations supported by the revolving fund; further to autho-
rize the Town Treasurer to expend from such funds in accor-
dance with Chapter 44, Section 53 E 1/2 of the General Laws,
provided however that said expenditures for the revolving funds
shall not exceed the receipts for said fund:
Fire Safety Inspector
Board of Health
or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 27: To see if the Town will vote to amend 1 Section
6.2 of the Zoning By-laws, as proposed by the Planning Board,
all as set forth in the document on file in the Office of the Town
Clerk, or take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 28: To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to
G.L. c.164, §134(a), to authorize the Board of Selectmen to
initiate the process to aggregate the electric load of interested
electricity consumers within the Town of Sheffield and enter
into agreements for services to facilitate the sale and purchase
of electric energy and other related services, or to take any other
action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 29: (By Petition) To see if the Town will vote to
amend the Zoning By-laws as follows, or take any other action
Strike in their entirety Section 5.3 Variance Required and 5.4
Nonconforming Single and Two-Family Residential Structures and
replace with new Sections 5.3 and 5.4 as follows:
Section 5.3 Variance Required
Subject to Section 5.4, the alteration, reconstruction, exten-
sion, or structural change of a nonconforming structure,
if and to the extent the same increases the nonconforming
nature of such structure, creates a new nonconformity and
may be substantially more detrimental than the existing
nonconforming structure to the neighborhood, shall require
the issuance of a variance by the Zoning Board of Appeals
instead of a Special Permit pursuant to Section 5.2
Section 5.4 Nonconforming Single and Two-Family Resi-
No Special Permit shall be required if alteration, reconstruc-
tion, extension or structural change does not increase the
nonconformity of the structure or creates a new noncon-
formity. A nonconforming single or two family residential
structure may be altered, reconstructed, extended, structur-
ally changed and may increase the nonconformity or create
a new nonconformity by issuance of a Special Permit by the
Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals
shall determine that said project would not be substantially
more detrimental than the existing nonconforming structure
to the neighborhood. Upon such finding, the granting of the
Special Permit shall void the requirement for issuance of a
ARTICLE 30: (By Petition) The First Amendment of the
Constitution was designed to protect the free-speech rights
of individuals ("natural persons") not corporations. Recent
United States Supreme Court decisions have opened the
door for corporations to make unlimited expenditures for
advocacy in favor or against political candidates and issues.
Many see this development as not only a further erosion of
the influences of individuals in the political process, also as
- in essence - a corporate takeover of the First Amendment.
This ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, has already unleashed a
torrent of corporate money in our political process unmatched
by any campaign expenditure totals in the history of this great
nation; therefore, this ruling represents a serious and direct
threat to our democracy "Of the people, by the people and for
the people." The people of the United States have used the con-
stitutional amendment process to correct harmful decisions of
the U.S. Supreme Court that go to the heart of our democracy
and self government. It is for this reason that we present the fol-
lowing resolution to the voters of Sheffield. Be it resolved that
the voters of Sheffield, Massachusetts, call upon the United
States Congress to pass and send to the States for ratification,
a Constitutional Amendment banning corporations, limited
liability corporations and any other corporate entities from all
and any expenditure of funds for political speech and elections,
or if not, to at least regulate such with punitive assurances.
You are also directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Sheffield, qualified to vote in Town elections, to meet in
the Senior Center on 25 Cook Road in Sheffield on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM then and there to bring in their votes for
the election of the following Town officers:
One Moderator for one year
One Library Trustee for three years
One Selectmen for three years
Two Planning Board members for three years
All of said officers to be voted for on the official ballots furnished at the polls. The polls will be opened at 7:00 AM and closed at
You are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested copy in seven public places in the Town, not less than seven days
before the date of said meeting.
Ti&V&Oi J-folA/ VXCft, and make return of this Warrant to the Town Clerk, with your doings thereon, at or before the time of
said meeting. Given under our hands and the Seal of the Town of Sheffield this eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord
Two Thousand and Twelve.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN:
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Term: Three years
Seats open: One
Rene Wood is seeking a second term on
the Board of Selectmen and is running
unopposed. Previously, she served six years
on the Planning Board, four as chairman.
A Sheffield resident since 1997, Rene
is a member of
volunteers at the
Church and the
Trust. She is
married to Den-
nis Sears. She enjoys gardening, traveling,
being in the kitchen and spending time
with family and friends. Her work experi-
ence includes teacher, consultant and more
than 20 years in information technology
sales, marketing and management.
Rene is currently the Board's represen-
tative on the Board of Health; alternate
delegate to Berkshire Regional Planning
Commission (BRPC) and chair of its
commission development committee;
a member of the policy committee on
energy and environment of the Massachu-
setts Municipal Association (MM A); and
the Town's delegate to the Massachusetts
Broadband Initiative and Wired West.
For the past year, Rene has served as
chair of the Board of Selectmen. In that
position, she has led the Board in continu-
ing to request more state funding for the
Town, chiefly for education and road
improvements. The Board has also fought
to retain existing Town rights, such as local
control of permitting for wind turbines
and other green energy projects and, most
recently, local tax assessments on these
same projects. The Board has been suc-
cessful in expanding Time Warner Cable
service and is active in Massachusetts'
broadband initiative and GE's cleanup of
the Housatonic River.
Rene considers the Town's finances
to be well managed. The School budget
proposed this year is basically level-funded
except for a needed increase in the capital
budget. The Town's school assessment
reflects continued decreases in state
aid and changes in the school funding
formula, both of which are outside the
Town's immediate control. The Town itself
has worked to control expenses. She still
hopes residents will get to vote on school
consolidation and is pleased to see this
issue hasn't been dropped.
When issues have arisen with residents,
Rene tries to work them through with the
Board and any affected town department,
noting that sometimes it isn't possible to
have everyone satisfied and emotions can
run high. This is one of the hardest parts of
being a Selectman, she says.
"Being a selectman is an interesting
and important job," she says. "It requires
working with a lot of people — the Town
Administrator, Town employees, both
paid and volunteer, the School Committee,
nearby Towns' selectmen and Sheffield's
elected state and Congressional represen-
tatives. It's also important to work with
organizations such as BRPC and MMA
that can help Sheffield."
In coming years, Rene would like to
continue her focus on creating a more
inclusive and open town government;
encouraging targeted economic develop-
ment and making Sheffield more afford-
able to all generations; and prudent fiscal
management. She is interested in address-
ing infrastructure issues, the possibility
of more shared or automated services and
expanding Senior Center usage.
Term: Three years
Seats open: One
Peter Cherneff is running unopposed
for his second term as a member of the
A graduate of Columbia College and
Columbia University Law School, Peter is
a practicing attorney and member of the
& Cherneff in
NY. For the
last 30 years,
his practice has
focused on real
mental and land-
use issues. Much
of his work has been with planning boards
in towns throughout the Northeast and
across the country. His career has given
him a broad range of experience, having
served in the U.S. Navy as a Military Judge
and Counsel and worked in a large New
York law firm as a commercial litigator
as well as establishing and managing a
40-person firm in Westchester County.
Peter's wife, Hester Velmans, is an
author and a translator of novels from
Dutch and French to English. Both
Term: One year
Seats open: One
Bruce Person has served as Sheffield's
Town Moderator for the last 23 years
and is running
ated from the
at Storrs in
1965 and Tufts
Dental Medicine in 1969. He came to
Sheffield in 1971 after serving in the
Air Force for two years and has lived
here ever since. He practiced dentistry in
Great Barrington for 33 years and is now
retired. Bruce served as chairman of the
Berkshire District Dental Society. He has
two adult sons and four grandchildren.
In addition to serving as Moderator,
Bruce is also Town Constable, a former
chairman of the Southern Berkshire
Regional School District School Com-
mittee and trustee of Berkshire School.
He was also very involved with the Great
Barrington Rotary Club, receiving the
Paul Harris Fellow award, and was a
founder and long-time chairman of its
Student Assistance Fund.
Bruce looks forward to the Town's
Annual Meeting. He attempts to mod-
erate it in a non-confrontational way,
respecting all opinions. "It is my aim," he
said, "that everyone goes home friends."
Peter's and Hester's families have lived
in Sheffield for over 30 years; Peter and
Hester were one of the first couples to
be married by the then-Justice of the
Peace Natalie Funk in Town Hall. The
couple has two children, Anya, 28, a
co-founder of Empower Generation,
which supplies renewable energy to
remote villages in Nepal, and Nick, 26,
who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
and works as a screenwriter and college
entrance- exam instructor.
Peter has extensive experience as a
member of both local committees and
charitable groups. He served as a member
of Sheffield's Master Plan Implementa-
tion Advisory Committee and its Hous-
ing subcommittee. He is a former mem-
ber of the board of directors of Gould
Farm and the Sheffield Land Trust. He
presently serves as a member of the board
of directors of Construct, Inc., a South
County organization working to provide
housing and shelter to those in need.
He also currently serves on the boards
of several other charitable organizations
headquartered in New York.
When asked his reason for running
for the Planning Board seat, Peter said, "I
believe in giving back to the community in
which I live as best I can. It would be an
honor and a privilege if I can help to keep
Sheffield a good place to live for all of my
Maria Nation is running unopposed for
her first term as
a member of the
been a hom-
eowner and full-
of Ashley Falls
since 1996. She
is a screenwriter
of scores of
television, including mini-series (Salem
Witch Trials, The Road Taken, etc), adap-
tations (Blue Moon, Blue River, Wuthering
Heights, etc.), biography pictures (Love
Sick, Ice Bound) and true crime (The Two
Mr. Kissels). She is currently at work
on a miniseries about the life of Grace
Kelly. She is on the Advisory Board for
the Berkshire International Film Festival.
Until recently, she was a trustee for the
Berkshire Botanical Garden and is ex-vice
president of New York Women in Film.
Her partner is Roberto Flores, a
farmer who grows organic vegetables and
fruits on their eight-acre farm. A lover
of animals, a serious cook, and an avid
gardener, Maria cares deeply about the
health of the land, the health of our bod-
ies and the health of our community —
and believes there is an interconnected-
ness between these things.
She is running for the Planning Board
because she feels serving the community
in any way is an obligation of all who are
lucky enough to call Sheffield home.
Sheffield's Annual Town Meet-
ing Mon., May 7, 7pm
Mt. Everett Regional High School
Mon., May 1 4, 9am to 7pm
Sheffield Senior Center
Term: Three years
Seats open: One
Betty LeGeyt is a candidate for
re-election to the Board of Library
she has served
for 18 years.
up in Lynn, MA,
sity. She moved
to Sheffield in
1963 to be the
minister at the
Ashley Falls Methodist churches. She
retired from her work there in 2011.
Betty has four grown children and
eight grandchildren and lives with her
husband, Dick, on their dairy farm on
Betty is very pleased with the new
dimensions that have been added to the
library during Nancy Hahn's tenure. She
currently is serving on the Library's Long
Range Planning Committee, a process
she strongly supports. Betty feels that
the current Trustees work well together
and are in a good position to make the
Library's continued growth a reality.
Frances E* Roth
Frances E. Roth is a candidate for elec-
tion to the Board of Library Trustees.
Frances moved to Sheffield from
Long Island in
2010. She has
to be living
here, where she
She loves the
its peace and
quiet. When she
moved here she retired from a position
with Nikon, where she managed content
for its website and helped create an
iPhone application for the company.
Francis says that the first thing she
did after moving to Sheffield was to get
a Library card. She has been active in
Library affairs, helping to organize last
year's Local Authors Day, cleaning up the
Library's database and helping produce
fliers for the event. A published poet, she
helped to organize the Library's ongoing
poetry read-arounds, and she joined the
knitting group that meets at the Library.
Francis is passionate about the impor-
tance of libraries to small communities like
Sheffield. Because she believes it is impor-
tant for the Library to plan for its future,
she is serving on its Long Range Planning
Committee. Things she would like to
see the Library expand on: programs for
teenagers, educational materials, eBooks
and audio books. She hopes people know
that they can do business with the Library
on line. "It's not necessary to come to the
library to get a book!"
Given her love for browsing in librar-
ies, she notes that her main concern is to
discipline herself. "I have six books I'm
trying to read!"
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